Gliding Over All

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Walt ties up loose ends. Seeing the evidence of his success, he makes a startling and dangerous decision.

Breaking Bad Season Five, Episode Two “Gliding Over All” – [Official Text Credit:]

~ Favourites ~

Favourite Lydia line – “I think this will play better if you order something.”

Favourite Skyler line – “I just stack it up, keep it dry, spray it for silverfish.”

Favourite Hank line – “Tagging trees is a lot better than chasing monsters.”

Favourite Marie line – “We.. maybe at this point the best way to help repair the family would be to repair the family, you know?”

Favourite Walt line – “Lydia, learn to take yes for an answer”

Favourite Jesse line – “I’m not coming back”

Favourite Jesse/Walt exchange –

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Jesse: “So what’s the story? Did you get to Mike?”

Walter: “Mmm hmm.”

Jesse: “He get out safe?”

Walter: “He’s gone.”

Jesse: “Alright. So what about those nine guys? They got no reason not to talk now. So what do we do?”

Walter: “We? Who’s we? There is no we anymore. I’m the only vote left. And I’ll handle it.”

Favourite scenes –

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Looks like Hank has a little ego of his own, which is his downfall with finding out who Heisenberg is from the 10 guys. Shopping takes time, Hank. Any man who has had to wait for their lady outside a shop can tell you that. You should have known better.

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Lydia has terrible handwriting for someone so OCD.

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Prison killing montage – that is a first for this show. Those deaths are quite violent, no? You got to stab people a lot of times with those tiny shivs.

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Todd got himself a nice car, anyone know what that is?

Notable Music – “Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James and the Shondells (during the meth production montage) (on Youtube)

Ending Song – The Breaking Bad theme composed by Dave Porter

Jesse Lightbulb Moment – Arming himself – a wise choice!

Notable Shots –

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Holly Cam

Episode Running Time on DVD – 47m 21s

DVD Extras – Inside Breaking Bad – Gliding Over All; Inside Breaking Bad – Making of Gliding Over All; Commentary with Vince Gilligan, Laura Fraser, Michelle MacLaren, Moira Walley-Beckett, Jennifer L. Bryan, Kelley Dixon and William “W” Gilpin  Special Feature “Prison Stunt Rehearsal”

Insider podcast – Breaking Bad editor Kelley Dixon discusses Episode 508 “Gliding Over All” with Vince Gilligan, Moira Walley-Beckett, Sam Catlin Running time 1 hour 31 minutes 1 second. Click here for the MP3 file. Click here for podcasts via the Apple iTunes store – podcasts are free.

Links to other reviews of this episode – AV ClubAlan SepinwallTV Critic

Snoskred Notes –

Please note that a much loved character is lying in the back of Walt’s car. I do not see any kind of plastic sheeting or protective material which would stop that someones DNA from being found at a later time.

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Pretty much every scene is great in this episode especially the two montages which are fantastic in particular the Crystal Blue Persuasion time passing meth cooking montage which a lot of people thought was written especially for the show but was actually recorded in 1969. Walt looks a little odd carrying around those big tote bags Lydia kicks to him.

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What a moment – Jesse collapsing against the wall after Walt leaves, and then revealing to us he had a gun on him the entire visit..

This episode is a little Jesse light for me and I am worried this is where we are headed with the next 8, him not being a part of the business anymore.

Does anyone believe Walt when he says he is out? I don’t.

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And that ending.. Here is a closer shot of the writing in the book –

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The science of Breaking Bad – Gliding Over All

Episode Count –

Fifty-four episodes down, 8 to go


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